Sanctuary Cities May Affect Elections

Sanctuary Cities May Affect Elections

“Newark and New Orleans are the latest to join a growing number of cities and states that will no longer cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the enforcement of federal immigration law. Both cities have ruled that they will not comply with ICE requests for the detention of suspected illegal aliens for crimes classified as minor offenses. The Federation for American Immigration Reform noted that New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have all adopted similar policies within the past two years,” says John Walker at Western Free Press.

“The decisions by Newark and New Orleans carry political implications for Democratic candidates in statewide campaigns in both states. Newark Mayor Cory Booker is running for the U.S. Senate in a special election next month. Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu faces a tough reelection challenge in Louisiana next year.”

Is Iran Recruiting in Latin America?

“Iran is recruiting an “invisible army” of revolutionary sympathizers in Latin America to infiltrate the U.S. through the “soft belly” of the southern border, U.S. officials and national security experts told TheBlaze. And they’re using one website in particular to do it,” says a report at The Blaze.

“The Iranian regime’s conversion efforts are becoming increasingly aggressive, especially over the Internet, with the goal of conducting operations against United States interests in the Western Hemisphere, according to U.S. government officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the nature of their work in the region.”

Syria Debate, Budget Fight Cut Time for Amnesty Legislation

“Immigration reform will be difficult to pass before the end of the year thanks to a short session in Congress packed with time-sensitive policy debates. And that was true even before the Syria crisis overtook lawmakers’ attention. Per its current schedule, Congress has just nine working days in September, 14 days in October, eight days in November, and another eight in December. So far the House has produced only a handful of legislative proposals on immigration, none of which deal with the most sensitive topics–mainly whether to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants,” MSNBC reported.

“In the short term, Syria will both occupy members’ time and eat up House leaders’ political capital after recess, as both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi face the difficult position of nudging two caucuses highly skeptical of strikes against dictator Bashar al-Assad towards passing a resolution authorizing military force.”

California Judges Hear Case of Illegal Alien Seeking Law License

“A majority of California Supreme Court justices appeared reluctant Wednesday to grant a law license to Sergio Garcia, who graduated law school and passed the state’s bar exam but has been living illegally in the United States for 20 years,” the Huffington Post writes.

“A federal law passed by Congress in 1996 bars immigrants in the country illegally from receiving “professional licenses” from government agencies or with the use of public funds unless state lawmakers specifically vote otherwise.”

DHS Re-Names Public Advocate Job to Avoid De-Funding

“The Obama administration is being accused of trying to pull a fast one on lawmakers by re-branding a controversial immigration job — a “public advocate” for both legal and illegal immigrants — after Congress explicitly voted to defund it.

The administration over the summer quietly changed the name of the position, first created in February 2012, from “public advocate” to deputy assistant director of “Custody Programs and Community Outreach.” It was a change in name only. The administration kept the person in charge and the job description the same,” Fox News says.

“By doing so, the White House has been able to keep the post off the congressional chopping block – a move Judicial Watch called ‘sneaky’ in a recent report. ‘It’s simply part of the president’s well-established pattern of abusing his authority to blow off Congress, especially when it comes to immigration,’ the conservative government watchdog group said.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Michael Thornton on

    I believe that this potus is the first intentionally illegal chief executive actor in our history. He intends to subvert our constitutionally instituted federated republic with a simple autocracy, I would even call a dictatorship. His “czars” who are NOT approved by congress are NOT constitutional officers but rather liegeman to a monarch. Call him imperator, dictator, or king; he is not behaving as the president of our country. This pretender, Obama, is a clear and present danger to our country, to our way of life, and to each of us and our progeny. He must be legally expunged from office and the attacks on our government set aside as null and void of the force of law. All “czars” shall be terminated with prejudice for the convenience of the people’s government. It shall be as though he had never been elected due to his unlawful behavior and attempts to subvert the government of “We, the People” and extraordinarily illegality of the “Fast and Furious” operation intended solely to undermine our Constitutionally mandated right to keep and bear arms. This would fundamentally alter our entire form of governance under false pretenses and without the benefit of the truth to the American people. He is a liar, a pretender within our Democracy, and a lifelong leach off of the American people’s generosity. He is the first American born student to qualify for benefits as a foreign student. His lies make the early years of his life suspect and fair game to detailed investigation. He makes a mockery of the office of president through his use of government agencies for his personal political use. He must be impeached, convicted, removed, and incarcerated.

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    Look at what happened to VA after Gov. Tim Kaine turned most of Northern VA into sanctuary cities. Every election since has showed major discrepancies in the number of votes cast and the district population. This has also resulted in VA being viewed as a supporter of the democrat party, which is not substantiated by the local polls.

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    I am 71 years old and I was born in Omaha, Nebr. I spent 20 years in the military fighting for the freedom of the LEGAL Citizens. As far as I am concerned, the Illegal Aliens can go to hell if they think they can vote in our elections.

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    Got to protect Obama’s favored voters and to H E L L with AMERICANS and the sanctity of our votes. Holder and company fight the clean up of voter rolls ordered elsewhere by a federal court to do so and it should be done everywhere. Not under Obama, he needs those crooks.

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    What has to happen is that the immigration restriction movement must become proactive, not reactive. It does no good to elect politicians who lie through their teeth to get elected. Like Mario Rubio telling Florida voters that he would never support amnesty because it just encourages illegal entry. That’s still true, but he’s no longer saying that. In fact, he’s now encouraging an amnesty. Both parties are full of chronic liars on the subject. Even though he’s gone, Ted Kennedy was the classic example of that. Every projection or promise he made, on the subject of immigration going back to the act of 1965 that opened the floodgates, was simply false.

    About half the states have petition processes to put measures on the ballot where they can be voted on by the public. If it passes, only the voters, not the legislature, can repeal it. There need to be measures put on the ballot that would make e-verify mandatory, and strict guidelines for any kind of identification. It has already been determined by the Supreme Court that states can pass these measures. Trusting the word of politicians is useless. Time to remove them from the process.

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      Sad but true! This needs to be in the legal voters hands, before they manage to amnesty every
      illegal that comes into OUR country! President Obama and most of our politicians are absolutely
      no help to us as so many of them are pro amnesty! However it didn’t start with Obama it started
      long before! As you mentioned Ted Kennedy, and others. Now Mario Rubio, Luis Gutierrez are
      two of the worst pro amnesty. However there are unfortunately many more!
      I live in California, which is unfortunately one of the most pro amnesty states, and of course
      San Francisco is a sanctuary city. Thankfully I do not live there!
      Now I hear that an illegal alien is being heard by a California Court for the right to become
      a lawyer. Doesn’t that beat all “a criminal being able to represent other criminals!!
      What Next!! We Americans are going to have to make our voices heard to stop all this ruination
      of our great country!

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    May effect? With the POS Holder and his appointed low lives in the DO(IN)J, it’s a given! Why the hell do we allow this tragedy to perpetuate, and federal laws remain unenforced?

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      What can we do to stop Obama’s flagrant abuse of power and his illegal overriding of Congress? Where can we get honest Congressmen? The American people have no control anymore. It seems if we tried to do something, it would never be enforced. Never in my 62 years have I seen such a more horrible and immoral president.

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        AFter all these years and still you do not know oir country……READ the constitution….this is NOT RUSSIA it is the USA……THE PEOPLE enforce tha LAw and back up its gov………………..amazing…62 years old and still so naive…..